Sunday, 19 May 2013

New camera

It's been a tough few days in my world of being a carer. I care for a grandparent and there has been quite a bit of being moaned at, shouted at and having a go at. There is quite a lot of negativity here, I try to be positive but sometimes it's not easy. Sometimes I think about the things I've given up and it makes me sad - but more on that another time.

So, I treated myself to a new camera as it was reduced and I've recently had some money come through. I only usually use my phone camera because its always with me but also because I don't have a computer, I couldn't get the photos off of a camera - until now! As well as the camera, I bought a wire to connect the camera to the iPad and voilĂ , I just plug it in and up come the photos.

These are some of the photos I took yesterday to practice with my new camera. I really like the macro shots and the water drops on the flowers where I had just watered them. These pots are still in the greenhouse as we had frosts last week. Both of the Violas were reduced to 99p so were a bargain!

I also took these photos from underneath the water table. The one of the robin is using the zoom, although its ok I prefer not to zoom in but move closer to the subject.

You may be wondering how I make the collages of photos in my blog. Well, I use the PicCollage app for the iPad. Although it doesn't have that many different frames for the photos, it's ok for me.

I'm hoping to get some photos of Red Kites now I have a better camera, they sometimes come down quite low over the garden.

It's been a lovely sunny day here but not particularly warm, I have seen some butterflies in the garden, I think they are the Large White, I also saw a pair of Robins on the bird feeders.

Whatever you're up to this week, I hope you enjoy it!



  1. Hello Gemma - congratulations on your new blog - I'm enjoying watching your progress with crochet. I only learned to crochet myself about a year ago or so and so far I'm pretty limited in my abilities but I love making blankets and granny squares. In fact I find granny squares are great as you can put them in your bag and do them anywhere. I've tried one or two more ambitious things but often find myself quite baffled by the instructions - charts are better for me. I think with crochet and knitting you need to have someone nearby who is an adept to help you out, and unfortunately that's not the case for me - how about you? Good luck! Judy

    1. Hi Judy, many thanks for your comment. It's nice to hear from fellow bloggers! I haven't been doing much crocheting lately so there isn't much progress at the moment! I only started crocheting last month, I started with granny squares to practice but I tend to get aching fingers and sometimes cramp in my hand. I looked at videos on YouTube and watched them over and over to get the hang of it. My nan has crocheted for years but I've found it easier to watch the videos to learn. Gemma


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